Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cherry baritone ukulele demo video

This cherry baritone uke is on the way to its new home  -- check out the demo video!


A look inside the upcoming baritone ukuleles

These baritones have been hot this year, so here are three more underway -- South American cedar, black acacia from San Francisco's Presidio, and Australian jarrah eucalyptus. 

 Note the solid (rather than kerfed) lining -- this gives the rim excellent stability, strength, and sustain, as well as a solid gluing surface.

1/19/17


Putting in frets

Acacia wood, fitting fret board before frets


Jarrah 
1/17/17

Jarrah wood



Cedar Baritone

1/11/17 This week, the three baritone ukuleles had their tops glued to sides! All three ring nicely & feel really solid, too. Note the solid lining & X-bracing on the cedar baritone uke.



David Dart & baritone ukes

Cedar baritone ukulele, top

Cedar baritone ukulele, inside

1/5/17





Baritone uke back inside & braces. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah


Baritone uke back outside. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah
Baritone uke rims. L to R: South American cedar, San Fran Presidio black acacia, jarrah
San Fran black acacia sides & solid lining
San Fran black acacia top, inside -- there will be more small waist braces
Bracing glued onto cedar (L/lower) & jarrah (R/upper) tops
Considering six strings on one of these -- any thoughts? Thanks for looking, and check back soon for updates!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Work in Progress

Three Baritone Ukuleles
Black Acacia wood, Jarrah wood, South American Cedar


check back soon for updates

  12/29/16 


x braces on South American Cedar

sides Black Acacia


12/23/16
Beginning stages of next run of Ukuleles






sides before bending


sides after bending



gluing on lining

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Four new ukuleles -- two concert, two baritone!

Check out these new ukes! Two cherry baritones (both sold), a mahogany concert, and a koa concert (sold). Each one has an individual blog post with more photos and specs -- just follow the links after the break.

And three more baritones are already in progress, so check back soon for updates!


Koa concert ukulele


Cherry baritone ukulele







Mahogany concert ukulele: more photos & specs here


 
Koa concert ukulele peghead: more photos & specs here

Cherry baritone ukulele: more photos & specs here

Cherry baritone ukulele: more photos & specs here


Dart Mahogany Concert Ukulele - #16-246

Dart Mahogany Concert Ukulele - #16-246




































Material
Solid mahogany top, back, sides, & neck
Ebony fingerboard & bridge
Hand-cut Dart peghead logo
"Rope" soundhole ring inlay
Abalone fingerboard dot inlay
Hand-cut bone nut & saddle
Ladder-braced top
Solid basswood lining
Pegheds 4:1 planetary gear system tuning pegs
D'Addario fluorocarbon strings

Specifications
1-7/16" nut width
15" string length
11" body length
25-5/8" total length
6-1/4" upper bout
8-9/16" lower bout
2-3/8" depth at butt






Dart Koa Concert Ukulele - #15-245

Dart Koa Concert Ukulele - #15-245

Material
Solid koa top, back, sides, & neck
Ebony fingerboard & bridge
Hand-cut abalone soundhole ring inlay & Dart peghead logo
Abalone fingerboard dot inlay
Hand-cut bone nut & saddle
Ladder-braced top
Solid basswood lining
Pegheds 4:1 planetary gear system tuning pegs
D'Addario fluorocarbon strings

Specifications
1-3/8" nut width
15" string length
11" body length
25-5/8" total length
6-1/4" upper bout
8-9/16" lower bout
2-3/8" depth at butt




Dart Cherry Baritone Ukulele - #4-244

Dart Cherry Baritone Ukulele - #4-244




















































Material
Solid cherry top, back, sides, & neck
Ebony peghead overlay, fingerboard, bridge, & binding
Hand-cut abalone soundhole ring inlay and Dart peghead logo
Abalone fingerboard dot inlay
Hand-cut bone nut & saddle
Modified X-braced top
Pegheds 4:1 planetary gear system tuning pegs
Solid basswood lining

Specifications
1-7/16" nut width
19" string length
13-3/4" body length
29-15/16" total length
7-3/4" upper bout
10-1/2" lower bout
2-11/16" depth at heel
3-1/8" depth at butt